Sunday, May 4 RT
The mayor of Donetsk, Aleksandr Lukyanchenko, has resigned and handed over authority to the pro-autonomy activists, RIA Novosti reports, citing the press service of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk. “The power is being transferred into people’s hands, that’s why the keys [to the city council] were handed over. Peaceful people came and asked him [the mayor] to resign and he did so. Everything was peaceful,” the press service said.
The head of the Donbass people’s militia, Sergey Tsyplakov, told RIA Novosti that pro-autonomy forces are now taking control over all of Donetsk and the administrative buildings.